A short distance from Flamingo lie the world famous Islas Catalinas, one of Costa Rica’s most popular scuba diving location. An archipelago of about twenty rock outcroppings, the Islas Catalinas are surrounded by pristine indigo colored water. With its huge variety of marine life it is considered a divers paradise. Best known for their Giant Pacific Manta Ray, they are also inhabited by barracudas, pilot whales, spinner dolphins, sharks, turtles, angel fish, etc.
Getting to Playa Flamingo
Playa Flamingo is located 20 km north of Tamarindo. Cars can be rented in San Jose (4.5 hrs), Liberia (1.5 hr) and in Flamingo. The closest national airport is Tamarindo Airport, serviced by Nature Air and Sansa. Taxi service from Tamarindo Airport is readily available. Bus shuttles to Flamingo can be arranged through Interbus and Grayline.